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Individual or Deputy: Who can make the decisions?

Jennifer McGuinness
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An interesting case regarding an agreement made by an individual who had a Court of Protection appointed Deputy in place. Bashir v Bashir [2019] EWHC 1810 (Ch) (18 July 2019) concludes that even where 'P' makes a decision during a period where...

Providing for an Unmarried Partner after Death

Stephen Mackellar
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In the UK, each year more of us are living together and starting families without marrying or being in a Civil Partnership. In 2017 there were over 3.3 million cohabiting couple families in the UK.   Despite becoming more common, the rights of...

Rugby League & Lasting Power of Attorney

Michelle Davis
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Here at FDR Law we have our very own Solicitor, Michelle Davis who is also a Warrington Wolves Women’s team player! Michelle is also a part of the England Women’s National Performance Squad and hopes that one day she will represent her country. ...

GPs are still missing the signs of ovarian cancer

Stephanie Fallon
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A report published in May 2019 has found that general practitioners are failing to identify symptoms of ovarian cancer, leading to delays in diagnosis and unavoidable deaths from the disease.   As with all cancers, early detection offers patients the...

One day, all this will be yours': Passing on the family farm

Stephen Lawson
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It can be a very proud moment for a parent to look around a farm and to say to their child, "one day all this will be yours"   Family farms are often passed from one generation to the next and the value of land means that farms can have a...

My father has Alzheimer's disease and wants to make a Will

Jennifer McGuinness
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Question: My father has Alzheimer's disease and wants to make a Will - is he able to do so? Jennifer McGuinness, Associate Solicitor and expert in will disputes provides the following guidance... Answer: The fact that your father has...

Will the proposed new divorce laws end the blame game?

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Justice secretary David Gauke has announced new legislation that will be introduced to Parliament to update our 50-year-old divorce law which many feel encourages conflict. The move follows public consultation where family justice professionals with direct...

Private Client team continues to grow

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We are pleased to announce the recent arrival of two new solicitors to our Wills, Trusts & Probate team, along with the promotion of one of the team's rising stars. Michelle Davis joins us from a firm of solicitors in St...

Who pays Inheritance Tax ?

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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor, Estate & Trust Practitioner, and Associate member of Solicitors of the Elderly at FDR Law looks at the question, who pays inheritance tax ? Most people are aware that if you leave substantial assets to your...

Who can deal with Estate administration ?

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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor and Estate & Trust Practitioner examines whether a non-professional Executor can administer an Estate themselves, and whether they should. Before taking advice, I have heard Executors appointed by Will saying...

It's a Cat's Life

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After the recent sad death of 85 year old famous fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld, it is reported that his beloved cat "Choupette" is due to receive a "portion of his earnings" from his estimated £150 million estate. Lagerfeld was the...

Equity Release - Frequently Asked Questions

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Equity Release – what’s the deal? Equity Release is one of the fastest growing forms of lending in the UK, but why is using your house to fund your lifestyle becoming so popular? If you’re over 55 and own your home you could take...

FDR Law appoints new Head of Clinical Negligence

Stephen Lawson
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We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Fallon has joined the firm’s Civil Litigation team earlier this week, based at our Warrington offices on Palmyra Square. Stephanie qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and has moved to FDR Law from...

FDR Law Shortlisted in the ESTAS Conveyancer Awards 2018

Tim Jordan
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National Customer Service Awards for Conveyancers “We were 1st time buyers so had no idea what we were doing, but FDR explained everything and relieved our anxieties” FDR Law Residential Conveyancing has been recognised for its outstanding...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Estate Planning for Co-Habiting Siblings

Ian Sydenham
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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Partner at FDR Law specialising in Wills, Trusts and Probates Q: What estate planning advice can you give to co-habiting siblings? A: The media recently highlighted the case of the Burden sisters who live in a...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - When a Conveyancer says No!

Tim Jordan
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Legal advice from Tim Jordan, Conveyancing Partner at FDR Law’s office in Stockton Heath. Q: In what situation would a conveyancing solicitor advise against going ahead with a purchase, and do I have to take their advice? A: A specialist...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Withdrawing Life Sustaining Treatment

Ian Sydenham
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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Partner specialising in Wills, Trusts and Probates Q: Is it true that doctors and families no longer need the Court’s permission to withdraw life sustaining treatment? A: The decision made on 30th July...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - What if I have a LPA dispute?

Jennifer McGuinness
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Legal advice from Jennifer McGuinness, Civil Litigation Associate Solicitor based in Frodsham   Q: What can I do if I have concerns over a Lasting Power of Attorney? A:  A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document that you make while you...

Mediation Mediation Mediation

Stephen Lawson
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What was that word again? It is important to write about mediation as a way to resolve disputes or claims.  Mediation is where a neutral person helps people involved in a dispute to resolve that dispute.  The best mediators are familiar with...

Expect the Unexpected

Stephen Lawson
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Several reports reflect what we, at FDR Law, already know namely that the number of people involved in a dispute about an Inheritance has increased considerably.    In August 2017 the Financial Times reported that the number of family...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Can I write my own LPA?

Kristel Clarke
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Legal advice from Kristel Clarke, Private Client Solicitor based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington   Q: Can I apply for a Lasting Power of Attorney document myself or do I need a solicitor? A:  A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a...

Warning - the World Cup can cause strain

Jennifer Roulston
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World Cup 2018 starts next Thursday (14th June) and typically football supporters don’t tend to just restrict their watching to their own country of choice, but will be keeping a close watch of the coverage of other country’s matches. As such...

BBC 4 Moneybox - Changing a Trustee

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson, Will Disputes expert and Partner at FDR Law in Frodsham was invited onto BBC Radio 4’s Moneybox programme on Saturday 19th May 2018. The second segment of the programme focussed on the inheritance planning firm Universal Wealth in...

Corrie covers Contentious Probate

Jennifer McGuinness
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The recent death of the Coronation Street character Aiden Connor by suicide has seen the writers and actors of the popular Northern based soap opera explore different aspects of the grief suffered by his family and friends as they come to terms with his...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - What is a Family Mediator

Jennifer Roulston
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Legal advice from Jennifer Roulston, Family Partner at FDR Law in Warrington Q: What is a Family Mediator, and how will I benefit from having a mediator in my case? A: When a relationship breaks down, it can make communication between both parties...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Can I choose my own Conveyancer

Chris Illingworth
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Legal advice from Chris Illingworth, an Associate Solicitor specialising in residential conveyancing based at FDR Law’s office in Frodsham Q: My Estate Agent has made a recommendation about a Conveyancer, but can we choose our own? A: The short...

FDR Law Case Study - Failed Hip Replacement Surgery

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Daniel Lee, Associate Solicitor with FDR Law, based in our Warrington office discusses how a delay of over four years in correcting a failed hip replacement surgery resulted in an out of court settlement of £430,000. Mrs C underwent a total...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - How often should I update my Will?

Ian Sydenham
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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Private Client Partner based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington Q: How often should I update my Will? A: It is recommended that you review your Will at least every five years or whenever you have had a major life...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - What happens between Exchange & Completion

Michelle Fisher
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Legal advice from Michelle Fisher, Residential Conveyancing Services Manager based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington   Q: Why don’t I hear more from my solicitor between Exchange and Completion? A: There are many key stages throughout...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - What is Collaborative Law?

Ruth Hetherington
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Legal advice from Ruth Hetherington, Family Partner at FDR Law Q: What are the benefits of Collaborative Law, and why would I choose this route over going to Court? A: It's not easy going to court and being faced with your ex-partner and trying to...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - tips on instructing a conveyancer

Chris Illingworth
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Legal advice from Chris Illingworth, an Associate Solicitor specialising in residential conveyancing based at FDR Law’s office in Frodsham. Q: Any tips before I instruct a conveyancer to carry out legal work on my house purchase? A: We would...

FDR Law Case Study - Personal Injury - Roadside Trip

Brian Owens
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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses a personal injury claim following a fall on a defective roadside   We represented Mrs X and recovered for her £10,000 following an...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Brain Injury Claims

Brian Owens
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Legal advice from Brian Owens, legal specialist at FDR Law in brain injury claims Q: When is it too late to discuss a brain injury claim? A: There is no set time limit to ask the question though there are time limits to starting legal...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - How can I avoid my Will being challenged?

Jennifer McGuinness
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Legal advice from Jennifer McGuinness, Associate at FDR Law specialising in Will Disputes Q: How can I avoid my Will being successfully challenged? A: Wills are challenged for many reason; e.g. lack of capacity, ‘undue influence’,...

The different types of Brain Injuries

Brian Owens
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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses the different types of brain injuries and how legal support can help   In the UK we are extremely fortunate to have an NHS which provides...

FDR Law Case Study - Personal Injury - Work Place Accident

Brian Owens
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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses how an accident in the work place led to a personal injury claim   We represented Mrs Z and recovered for her the sum of £50,000...

Inheritance tales from a Litigator

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson, Partner at FDR Law and specialist in Contentious Probate cases is regularly invited to speak about the complex process involved with Inheritance Disputes at professional industry events nationwide and why it is important to make a Will to...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Mediation in a Will Dispute

Stephen Lawson
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Legal advice from Stephen Lawson, Partner specialising in Will Disputes Q: How would mediation work with a dispute over a Will? A: The best way to demonstrate how mediation can work in an Inheritance Dispute is to give you an example. A...

Daniel Lee to speak at Osteopathic Seminar

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FDR Law Associate Solicitor Daniel Lee has been invited to speak at the Cheshire Osteopathic Seminar on Saturday 20th January 2018. The seminar is for Osteopathic professionals working in the Cheshire region and is held quarterly in Lymm. The event next...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Parental Alienation

Karah Lane
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Legal advice from Karah Lane, Family solicitor based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington   Q: What is meant by Parental Alienation? A: The phrase Parental Alienation refers to parents who are separating, and where one or both of the parents...

FDR Law Case Study - Personal Injury - Construction Accident

Brian Owens
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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses how a construction accident led to a personal injury claim   In 2014 a self-employed builder attended a private dwelling construction site to...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Inheritance Disputes

Stephen Lawson
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Legal advice from Stephen Lawson, Partner at FDR Law specialising in Will Disputes Q: What should I do if I feel I have a case with a dispute over an Inheritance and what is the process?  A: The most important piece of advice we can give is that...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Fraudulent Calumny

Stephen Lawson
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Legal advice from Stephen Lawson, Partner at FDR Law specialising in Will Disputes Q:  What is meant by the phrase Fraudulent Calumny? A: Fraudulent Calumny is not a phrase that is used by most people every day of the week.  It is a...

FDR Law Case Study - Birth Control Implant

Brian Owens
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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses how medical negligence resulted in pregnancy A 34 year old lady chose an Implanon device as a means of family planning.  The device is usually...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Questioning Mental Capacity

Jennifer McGuinness
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Legal advice from Jennifer McGuinness, an expert in Will disputes based at FDR Law offices in Frodsham   Q: My mother had Alzheimers disease when she made her Will.  I do not agree with the contents of the Will, can I challenge it?  ...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Electronic Wills

Ian Sydenham
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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Private Client Partner based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington   Q: What is an Electronic Will? A:  At the moment Electronic Wills are not valid, but they have been in the news recently as The Law...

FDR Law Case Study - Bite Injury

Brian Owens
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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses how medical negligence resulted in life changing injuries. A 32 year old male was admitted to Accident & Emergency (A&E) following an attack...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - How long is the Conveyancing Process

Chris Illingworth
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Legal advice from Chris Illingworth, an Associate Solicitor specialising in residential conveyancing based at FDR Law’s office in Frodsham Q: How long does the Conveyancing process take? A: In conveyancing we are asked this question almost daily,...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Does a LPA mean giving up control?

Ian Sydenham
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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Private Client Partner based at our office in Warrington   Q: My mother thinks a Lasting Power of Attorney means giving up control now; is she right? A: No it does not mean that, but this is a common...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Advice for First Time Buyers

Tim Jordan
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Legal advice from Tim Jordan, Conveyancing Partner based at our offices in Stockton Heath provides guidance for First Time Buyers Q: “I am hoping to buy my first house soon, do you have any advice?’ A: Congratulations, it’s an...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Separated Family Holiday arrangements

Ruth Hetherington
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Legal advice from Ruth Hetherington, Partner relating to Children Arrangements during Summer Holidays Q: My husband and I are divorcing and it’s proving difficult to reach an agreement about a holiday aboard for the children this summer.  Do I...

The Law Society's Wills & Equity Committee Appointment

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson , Partner at FDR Law and specialist in Inheritance and Trust disputes has been appointed by The Law Society, to its Wills and Equity Committee. Stephen who has been with the firm, with offices in Warrington, Frodsham and Stockton Heath,...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Summer Holidays

Ruth Hetherington
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Legal advice from Ruth Hetherington, Partner at office in Frodsham relating to Children Arrangements during Summer Holidays Q: I am separated from my wife and would like to take our children away this summer on holiday; do I need permission from her to...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Conveyancing Fraud

Tim Jordan
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Legal advice from Tim Jordan, Conveyancing Partner based at office in Stockton Heath   Protecting yourself against Conveyancing Fraud Q: “What can we do to protect our property against potential fraud?” A: Sadly there has been an...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Inheritance Tax

Ian Sydenham
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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Private Client Partner based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington   Q: When making a Will, should I expect advice or guidance around the impact of Inheritance Tax on my estate for my family? A: Yes, it is very...

With disputes on the rise, Will your final wishes be contested?

Jennifer McGuinness
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Figures show that legal challenges against Wills are on the rise. According to records from the government’s probate register, the number of legal challenges against Wills rose to over 12,000 for the first time in 2016. Why the increase? Not only...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Parental Support in Buying a house

Chris Illingworth
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Legal advice from Chris Illingworth, an Associate Solicitor specialising in residential conveyancing based in our Frodsham office Q: We want to help our daughter buy her first house with a financial contribution, what is the legal process? A: Rising...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Why do I need to show Identification?

Michelle Fisher
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Michelle Fisher, Conveyancing Services Manager based in Warrington discusses why solicitors ask for identification Q: Why do I need to show identification to my solicitor when I’m buying a house? A: There are several reasons that identification...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - The impact of Chicken Pox Infections

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Daniel Lee, Litigation Associate Solicitor discusses the impact of Chicken Pox infections Q: Complications following Chicken Pox infections have been in the news recently, what can a parent do if you feel that your concerns are not being heard by the...

Get up to speed with the new driving laws for motorists

Gary Heaven
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FDR Law is calling for drivers to ensure they fully understand recent changes, or risk paying dearly Following the introduction of tougher new driving laws that came into force on 24th April 2017, hundreds of motorists could be facing much heftier fines;...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - First rung of the property ladder

Tim Jordan
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Legal advice from Tim Jordan, Conveyancing Partner based in Stockton Heath Q: Can you provide any advice on how a buyer can get make the first step onto the property ladder. A: A good place to start is to identify how much money you would be able to...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Dental Negligence

Brian Owens
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Legal advice from Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive in Warrington Q: I went to my dentist with toothache, but after their recommendation for an extraction the pain is still there, and worse. A: It is not unusual after an...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Joint Ownership

Zoe Olender
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Zoe Olender, Conveyancing Solicitor in the FDR Law Stockton Heath office discuses Joint Ownership Q:  I’m buying a house with a friend; do we need additional contracts or paperwork? A: Yes, when a property is owned by two or more people...

FDR Law welcomes Housing White Paper Measures

Tim Jordan
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As members of The Conveyancing Association (CA) – the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry – FDR Law has welcomed a number of measures announced in this month’s Housing White Paper and is backing the CA in its ongoing...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Do I need a Survey?

Zoe Olender
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Zoe Olender, Conveyancing Solicitor discuses the need for a survey when buying a house Q: I am buying a property; do I need to have a survey done? A: When buying a property it is your responsibility as the buyer to satisfy yourself as to...

FDR Law Case Study - Loss of Sight

Brian Owens
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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses how medical negligence resulted in blindness. A 73 year old lady suffering from cataracts in both eyes was referred by the NHS to an independent...

Expert comment on today's Supreme Court ruling

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson, Head of Litigation, FDR Law comments on today’s ruling (15 th March 2017) whereby the Supreme Court overturned the six-figure award to a woman left out of her estranged mother's will, after three charities appealed the decision....

Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor at FDR Law discusses Lasting Power of Attorney's for Business Owners

Heather Lally
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Q: I am a business owner, do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney? A:  Yes you do.  Whether you are an owner of a business, director or a sole trader a Lasting Power of Attorney should be a priority on your To Do list.  If you were to suffer...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Discussing Motor Offences

Gary Schooler
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Gary Schooler, Criminal Partner at FDR Law discussing motor offences Q: I was stopped by the police for using a phone whilst stopped in traffic, is that right? A: Yes if you were using a hand-held device.  It is illegal to do so when you are the...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Noisy Neighbours

Zoe Olender
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In the latest FDR Law Legal Clinic, Zoe Olender, Conveyancing Solicitor discuses Noisy Neighbours Q: Do I have to reveal noisy neighbours if I sell my home? A: Yes.  When selling, you have to complete a Property Information Form which asks for...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Why do I need a Will?

Zoe Olender
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Zoe Olender, Conveyancing Solicitor discuses the reasons house buyers are asked about a Will Q: I am purchasing a property and my solicitor has asked if I have a Will. Why is this? A: When you purchase a property you acquire probably the most valuable...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Hospital Infections

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Daniel Lee, Litigation Associate Solicitor discusses the impact of Hospital infections Q: My nephew has developed an infection after having a minor knee operation which has had an impact on his return to work and his ability to pay his bills, is there...

Where there is a Will, there is a way

Stephen Lawson
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..and also where there isn’t! Stephen Lawson, Partner and Head of Litigation will be speaking at the next Warrington First event on Wednesday 15th February 2017 at the Institution Bar, 2 Palmyra Square, Warrington WA1 1B. Stephen will be...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - potential Personal Injury Claim changes

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Howard Porter, Legal Executive at FDR Law discusses the potential changes in Personal Injury Claims Q: Is it correct that the government proposes to increase the Small Claims Court limit for all personal injury claims to £5,000? A: Yes, the...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Cyclists Rights Part 2

Stephen Lawson
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Q: I recently started to commute on my bike and have become more aware of the poor road surfaces on m journey.  As a cyclist do we have any legal rights if there an accident as a result of the road condition? A: Poor road surfaces contribute to almost...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Cyclists Rights

Stephen Lawson
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Q: As a keen cyclist, what are my legal rights on the road? A:  I am a regular cyclist myself and we are not alone; British Cycling have stated that more than two million people cycle at least once a week; an all-time high. Last year 3,237 cyclists...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Divorcing with Children

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Jane Young, Associate Solicitor at FDR Law discusses Divorce when children are involved Q: My wife and I are getting divorced, what’s the best approach to make it easier for our children? A:  Divorce is exceptionally stressful for all concerned,...

FDR Law supports Resolution's Westminster Lobby Day

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Ruth Hetherington , Family Partner at FDR Law in Frodsham, is to take part in Resolution’s Lobby Day in Westminster on 30 November 2016, calling for a review of the UK’s current family law framework.  The aim of the lobby day, which has...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - LPA's for the young

Ian Sydenham
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Ian Sydenham at FDR Law discusses why a Lasting Power of Attorney is not just for the elderly Q: My teenage son is about to go travelling for a year overseas, it has been suggested that he prepares a Lasting Power of Attorney.  Why would he need this? ...

Nat West First Time Buyer Property Events

Chris Illingworth
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FDR Law, is teaming up with NatWest next week to host seminars for first time buyers in Widnes and St Helens.  Hosted by solicitors from FDR Law and mortgage advisors from NatWest, The Business Growth Enabler events will run simultaneously at NatWest...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Buying a Property through Auction

Chris Illingworth
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Q: I’m interested in buying a property through auction, what should I consider? A: There are advantages to buying at action; a lower risk of the other party changing their mind on the sale, not being part of a long chain and potentially getting a...

STEP Conference 2016

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson, Partner and Head of Litigation at FDR Law has been announced as a speaker at the annual STEP Tax, Trusts & Estates Conference 2016. Taking place over four dates in different locations, Stephen will be discussing The Inheritance Act 1975...

Pitt-Jolie divorce highlights the tricky issue of child arrangements

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It goes without saying that divorce is exceptionally stressful for all concerned, especially when there are children involved, and relations can soon break down. According to today’s newspapers, Angelina is reportedly after physical custody of all of...

Delivering financial freedom for South London tenants

Tim Jordan
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FDR Law, has completed a deal to obtain the freehold of a unique residential development on London’s south bank. Situated in Bermondsey, The Valentine Building is a new development of apartments of a contemporary style and built on the site of an old...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Don't put off making a Will

Stephen Lawson
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FDR Law Legal Clinic Stephen Lawson, Partner at FDR Law discusses the Importance of Making a Will Q: My long term partner is reluctant to discuss making a Will, neither of us are getting younger and I am worried about the future, what can you advise? ...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Child Arrangements in the Summer Holidays

Ruth Hetherington
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Q: I am separated from my wife and would like to take our children away this summer on holiday; do I need permission from her to travel? A: If there are no court orders in place relating to the arrangements of the children then it is best practice for...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Review your Will

Ian Sydenham
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Q: How often should I review my Will?  A: Regularly and particularly after there has been a life changing event either directly with yourself, a loved one or someone you have named in your Will. For example consider these scenarios: After a marriage...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Adoption

Ruth Hetherington
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Q1: Can I adopt if I’m single or in a same-sex relationship? A1: Yes, it is recognised that single people as well as same-sex couples can make excellent adoptive parents. The Department of Health released figures in December 2015 showing that one in...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Bankruptcy Annulment

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Q: I have been informed by the Official Receiver’s Office that I’ve been made bankrupt.  I owe money to some creditors but didn’t know I was under threat of bankruptcy. What can I do? A: You may be able to apply to the court to...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Stamp Duty on 2nd Properties

Chris Illingworth
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Q: We are about to complete the purchase on a new house but we have not yet sold the house we are living in.  What is the situation with the new rules on stamp duty and do we need to pay it? A:   Yes, under the new rules introduced on 1st April...

Archers storyline strikes a chord with domestic abuse victims

Ruth Hetherington
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Ruth Hetherington, Family Solicitor in our Frodsham office discusss the storyline and how it reflects real life situations.   Many people still think of domestic abuse as physical violence, but the drama centred on Rob’s systematic...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Is it Medical Negligence?

Brian Owens
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Q: Could Cerebral Palsy be as a result of medical negligence? A: Cerebral Palsy describes a disorder of muscles or posture and it may be caused by an injury to the brain before, during or after birth.  In the UK Cerebral Palsy affects about 1 in every...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Remortgaging

Chris Illingworth
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Q: I am considering re-mortgaging; do I need legal services to do this? A: The short answer is yes.  However, there are different reasons for remortgaging and as such there will be varying levels of legal services required. Moving mortgage for a...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Statutory Demands

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Q: I am a Property developer working as a Sole Trader. I’ve been served with a Statutory Demand from a supplier I am in dispute with.  What is a Statutory Demand and what do I need to do? A: Your supplier is demanding that unless you pay the...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - 2nd Marriage Wills

Ian Sydenham
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Q: I am getting remarried, how do I protect my new wife and my children from my first marriage in my will? A: If you already have a Will it is worth noting that it will be revoked when you remarry.  If you died before making a new Will, your assets...

Liverpool Law Society - Contentious Probate Update

Stephen Lawson
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The discussion is part of a 1 day conference aimed at Wills, Trusts, Tax and Probate practioners and will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the Pier Head in Liverpool. Other subjects being covered at the Conference include: Capital Tax and the...

Residential Property Seminar - 10th March

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In conjunction with Search Acumen, the Warrington Law Society is hosting a Residential Property Seminar on Thursday 10th March 2016. The event takes place at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Mike Gregory Suite and is suitable for legal and property...

Testamentary Capacity Webinar Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson, Head of Civil Litigation at FDR Law and expert in contentious probate and inheritance dispute case will be speaking in a live Webinar for Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) on Thursday 25th February 2016 from 1.00 to 2.00pm. The course is...

Osborne's 3 per cent stamp duty advice for North Wests second home owners

Chris Illingworth
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Although much of the focus has been on buy-to-let landlords, Cheshire law firm FDR Law warn that all second home owners are set to be hit with new costs from 1st April 2016 when a controversial extra 3 per cent stamp duty charge is introduced. In his Autumn...

New Year, New Start: Advice for Couples

Jennifer Roulston
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FDR Law provides practical advice for couples facing divorce in 2016  FDR Law has confirmed it is facing its busiest January yet for divorce appointments. With the first Monday in the New Year widely reported as “D-Day”, the day when most...